Novel Writing for Beginners: Morning Workshop with Eileen Palma

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 9:30 AM until Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Instructor: Eileen Palma
5 sessions, $450

Have you always wanted to write a novel but you are still searching for that big idea? Or have an idea but don't know how to turn it into a book? This is the perfect course for those students who are new to novel writing. This class will help you develop strong characters and put them in page turning situations that will move your story forward. There will be writing prompts to help shape your manuscript and keep writer’s block at bay. Learn how to brainstorm plots, develop scenes and create realistic dialogue in a supportive environment with instructor and group feedback.

Eileen Palma is the author of a middle grade duology The Popularity Pact (Running Press Kids). The first book Camp Clique is scheduled for spring 2020 and the second book School Squad is scheduled for fall 2020. Her romantic comedy Worth the Weight (Diversion Books 2014) was selected as a compelling read from an emerging author for Barnes & Noble’s Nook First program and has won multiple awards. Eileen performed her essay “The Moskowitz Girl” at Read650 at Chelsea’s Cell Theater, and has read at The Lady Jane Salon, a romance fiction reading series in Manhattan. Eileen’s essays on motherhood have appeared in Blunt Moms, The Momoir Project and Her View From Home. Eileen loves teaching just as much as writing and has experience teaching age groups from pre-K up to adult education and everything in between. She has a dual B.A. in English and Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is an alumna of The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.

Writing Institute Registration Process:

Step 1 - Registration Information: Complete this registration form in full.

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Step 3 - Confirmation: Once we receive your payment, your registration will be finalized and confirmed with an email. Please keep this email for your records.  Details about room assignment, parking, and any other information relevant to the course will be emailed to registered students the week before classes begin.

If you have questions about the registration process, please call us at 914-395-2205 or email

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